Anchusa azurea Loddon Royalist (Alkanet)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July
Rosettes of coarsely hairy basal leaves. Sturdy, branching stems carry intense blue flowers. May to July. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Can be cut back hard after flowering to give repeats. Good for borders. Attractive to bees.
Lychnis coronaria Atrosanguinea Group (Campion)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
- Suitable for cut flowers
Rosettes of silvery, woolly leaves with branched stems bearing vivid, velvety, magenta flowers. July to August. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for front of borders, coastal areas and as cut flower. Will readily self-seed.
Nepeta racemosa Walkers low (Catmint)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August, September
Bushy plant with aromatic, mid-green leaves. Blue-mauve flowers. May to September. Ht.60cm.(2ft.). Second flush of flowers if clipped. Best in full sun and light, well-drained soil. Good for edging, borders and ground cover. Excellent for bees and butterflies.
Nepeta Six Hills Giant (Catmint)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
A dense mound of strong, tall stems with aromatic, light grey-green leaves. Spikes of blue flowers. June to September. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Evergreen. Grow in full sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for borders. Excellent for bees and butterflies.